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The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications. It was created by Apple Inc. The platform was announced on October 20, 2010, at Apple's "Back to the Mac" event. Apple began accepting app submissions from registered developers on November 3, 2010, in preparation for its launch.

Mac App Store
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The Mac App Store on OS X Yosemite
Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Initial release January 6, 2011; 5 years ago (2011-01-06)
Stable release
2.2 / June 24, 2016; 6 months ago (2016-06-24)
Development status Active
Operating system OS X Mac OS X Snow Leopard or newer
Platform Mac
Type Digital distribution
Website www.apple.com/osx/apps/app-store/

The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications. It was created by Apple Inc. The platform was announced on October 20, 2010, at Apple's "Back to the Mac" event. Apple began accepting app submissions from registered developers on November 3, 2010, in preparation for its launch.

It was released on January 6, 2011, as part of the free Mac OS X 10.6.6 update for all current Snow Leopard users. After 24 hours of release, Apple announced that there were over one million downloads.